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#267 of 1804 1990 TC Cartier
Nov 07, 2000 (1:10 am)
Just bought a 90 TC Cartier Edition - 62,000 miles, moon roof, leather, memory seat, AM/FM Stereo with a single CD player. (all available options except trailer towing and anti-theft). Originally a Ford Executive vehicle and then one owner for past ten years. Older gentleman traded in due to ill health. Near mint condition on the outside with original paint. Like new inside. Drives great, no rattles and a superb sound system (8 speakers and an 85 watt amplified sub woofer according to the manual) Looks good in the driveway with my 87 Mark VII LSC. (Wife just ordered 2001 Ford SE Wagon so we won't go broke on gas bills). Have decided we will cover it and not drive during winter weather here in Ontario, Canada to save it from rusting. I am 46 years old with three kids, a dog and a cottage to go to. The TC provides room for 6, a huge trunk and is my version of the family mini-van. My son's friends (12 years old) think it is a great ride and no one can believe it is ten years old. My 9 year old daughter loves the room and can sit in the front with us unlike most other cars today. The price? $8,800 Canadian. About the same price as a 95 Ford Escort wagon with virtually no options and similar miles only on a 4 cylinder motor. What is the better value? This is my two cents worth. A Lincoln Nut.
#268 of 1804 lincoln
Nov 07, 2000 (1:50 am)
how fast can the lincoln can go and do the lincoln burn oil from 1990 to 1994 if so email me at mkittyinreach.com
Nov 07, 2000 (3:27 am)
Instead of asking people to email you, why don't you read the forum? And to answer your question, any Lincoln running a 4.6l SOHC engine will top out at 106 MPH. It's 0-60 time will be between 8.5 for the dual exhaust motor to 10.X for the granny geared engine. Early model 4.6s(pre 93 or so) will burn oil due to bad valve stem seals(I think that's the term) Later models will not burn oil if they've been given the proper oil at regular intervals. Well-maintained, a 4.6 engine should last over 300,000 miles.
Nov 07, 2000 (7:54 am)
Congratulations on your very low miles 90 T/C. I believe you have the 5 liter, 302 c.i. OHV V8 which has been an excellent engine since the early 60's. We put 127,000 miles on our 82 T/C before selling it to a friend in 1994. It had the 5 liter, 302 c.i. engine and went very well as did the transmission. However, a transmission cooler was installed as the T/C towed a 3,000 lb boat/trailer. A very comfortable motor car.
#271 of 1804 Reply to Kinley
Nov 07, 2000 (9:42 pm)
Yes - it does have the 5.0 litre or 302 cu.in. motor. I suspect similar to the 5.0 L High Output in my 87 LSC except less horsepower. The LSC has 200 HP and has 100,000 miles. Very powerful in this car and so far trouble free. Not sure what HP the newer 90 TC has with single exhaust. I am sure there is an internet site with this information.
Thanks for your comments!
#272 of 1804 mike350 90 T/C
Nov 07, 2000 (11:34 pm)
Single exhaust was on our 82 and in quest of more horsepower a Crower camshaft was installed. Due to the computer's setting from the factory, it would not allow the camshaft to be of benefit. The one modification that did improve performance was when we twinned out the exhaust, not using another cat converter. Monroe air shocks were installed in the rear with the valve stem located in the middle of the rear valance. With 120 lbs of air, the rear was up a lot higher and we were getting a lot better mpg as the car was always going downhill. (just twin out the exhaust)
#273 of 1804 linciln
Nov 08, 2000 (2:39 am)
do the lincoln brun oil if so email me at mkittyinreach.com and tell me how fast the 2000 lincoln can go
Nov 08, 2000 (4:32 am)
The Lincoln is equipped with a 4.6 litre engine, which doesn't usually use any oil, but if you put anything thicker than 10w30 in it, you will damage the engine and it will consume generous amounts of oil. Really the answer to that question depends on the specefic car you're looking at, and many times you can't tell for sure until after you've bought the car and driven it for a few thousand miles.
#275 of 1804 Check this out
Nov 11, 2000 (4:51 am)
This link is pretty cool. It is the "11/03: Lincoln Towncar vs. Lightning" link on the page I'm posting here:
It is what happens when one HECK of a bolt of Lightning hits a car and melts it. I couldn't believe the damage this thing sustained!
#276 of 1804 2000 Towncar Troubles
Nov 16, 2000 (4:37 pm)
My folks are 4 generation Towncar Owners and have never been as disappointed with a car as they are with their newest 2000 Towncar.
They finally got the moonroof they have been wanting for years. They are unable to use the moonroof due to the extremely bad 'buffetting'. Does anyone have a solution?
The trunk is difficult to shut, requiring a hard slam. Gone are the 'auto closers' as in their previous models? Is this an option they might have overlooked?
After several, frustrating visits to the dealership garage, we are unable to determine the cause of a very obvious pull to the left? One mechanic actually went so far as to adjust the steering wheel(?)... we took it back the next day to put it back where it belongs. They are lucky we have had a sense of humor about this whole situation.
Things are mounting to the point that they want to trade towards a Grand Marquis. It has always been 'a Towncar or nothing' mentality.... well, no longer. In fact, I would not be surprised if they experiment with a Cadillac next time.
I'm asking if there is anyone (other than our local dealer) whom we can get some 'service' from. Everything has been under warranty so money is not the issue, it is the inconvenience.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the front brake dust issue, the inadequate front cup holders and the continuous squeaky rear brakes. We've been told 'this is a normal occurence for some Lincolns'.......where do we go from here????
Please, if you have advice, e-mail me at 'ru2going2yahoo.com' and I will advise my folks.